Event Date/Time: Oct 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2008
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2008
Early Registration Date: Sep 12, 2008
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Introduction to the topic
Over the past few decades, research in the field
of prenatal psychology and medicine has shown
that the course is set for key patterns of
experience and behaviour in the prenatal,
perinatal and postnatal period. This research has
taken an interdisciplinary approach at the various
methodological levels of brain research,
psychobiological development research, stress
research, psychotherapeutic case studies and
self-awareness; it has also been conducted at an
empirical level by midwives, obstetricians,
neonatologists, baby therapists and others in the
way they deal with pregnancy and birth.
The unambiguousness of these research results
calls for practical consequences to be drawn to
refine the way in which we deal with pregnancy,
birth and infancy. The ISPPM has thus addressed
this topic at its most recent conferences: In 2006,
a conference was held in Heidelberg on the
causes of conflicts during pregnancy and the
consequences that arise from them. An
international congress in Moscow in 2007
examined the unborn child’s status in society.
This led to a need to characterise the
methodological levels in this field in more detail,
thus paving the way for plans for a conference on
early prevention, including the prenatal and
perinatal period.
Leading representatives of this area of research
and practice will be meeting at this conference in
Heidelberg on 10 – 12 October 2008.
The title “Prevention – Early Dialogue” highlights
the significance for development of the interaction
between mother, father and child from the
prenatal period onwards. The latest research on
this topic at the various methodological levels will
be presented, ranging from research in the
natural sciences to empathy-based and
relationship-focused approaches.
The topic of the conference adds a decisive new
dimension to current debate about postnatal
prevention and improving parenting skills, a
dimension whose key significance is now
undisputed on the basis of the aforementioned
research. Back in 2005, the ISPPM thus adopted
a Charter on the Rights of the Child Before,
During and After Birth. Ultimately, the aim is to
promote society’s responsibility for the
psychosocial dimension of the early stages of life.
This congress will allow participants to familiarise
themselves with these fascinating new
developments. At the same time, it will stimulate
new ideas for practical applications in the
participants’ own areas of work.
Rupert Linder and Ludwig Janus
The Congress starts at Friday October 10, at 9.00
a.m. and closes at Sunday, October 12, 2008 at
1.30 p.m.
„Hotel Molkenkur“, Klingenteichstr. 31, D-69118
Heidelberg, Germany, above Heidelberg Castle
Phone: +49 (0)6221 654080
Fax: +49 (0)6221 654088
E-Mail: molkenkur@t-online.de
Internet: www.molkenkur.de
Information can be obtained from
Dr. Axel Bischoff
Friedhofweg 8, D-69118 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 (0)6221 892729
Fax: +49 (0)6221 892730
E-Mail: kongress208@isppm.de
Consultation-hour: Mo. - Fr. 8 - 9 a.m.
Scientific Director
Dr. med. Rupert Linder
Goethestraße 9, D-75217 Birkenfeld
Phone: +49 (0)7231 482223
Fax: +49 (0)7231 472240
E-Mail: post@dr-linder.de
Secretary: sabine-neff@t-online.de


Klingenteichstr. 31

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